Modern bedroom area rugs

Installing an area rug in your bedroom always offers a warm feel apart from enhancing the interior look. Experts talk about two eminent factors while installing an area rug in the bedroom. The first one is the designs and patterns that will suit your bedroom. The second one is the type and size of the rug that will bring comfort.

What type of rug is best for the bedroom?

The bedroom is usually the area where you might go only for sleeping or take a rest. Also, this is a room that does not experience much traffic. Thus, it is ideal for installing some plush options in this room to make it comfortable. You can choose from soft materials such as woolen rugs in the case of natural fabric. You can also get polypropylene rugs in the case of synthetic fabric. Match up the rugs’ color with the upholstery to make the entire room look super compact and comfortable.

Master bedroom area rugs
Master bedroom area rugs

What is the best size rug for a bedroom?

The rugs’ size for the bedroom depends upon the area where you wish to place the rug. It also depends on the number of beds you have in the bedroom, mainly the kid’s bedroom.

Are you planning to put your bed over the area rug? The rug should extend out from all three sides of the bed. This extension should be at least 18 inches. For this, the bed should be on one side with the head towards the wall. Also, if it is a big room, the extension can be even up to 24 inches.

Are you placing the rug in the room of the babies? Arrange the two beds side by side with space in between. Now place the rug in the middle. The rug should be such big that at least two-thirds of both the beds can come over it.

Master bedroom area rugs
Master bedroom area rugs

Does a rug make a room look bigger or smaller?

Yes, a rug can bring a change in the appearance of the room. Have you chosen a larger rug that is touching the walls of the room on all the sides? This can create an illusion of a smaller space even if the room is big enough. If you wish to make a room look big, you should maintain a gap of 12 inches at all edges of the rug from the walls.

Similarly, while the darker shaded rugs make a room look smaller, lighter and earthly shades will make a smaller room look spacious and bigger.

Master bedroom area rugs
Master bedroom area rugs

Some of the tricks, such as putting the rug end under the furniture, can confuse you and make the room appear bigger than its usual size.

Should you put a rug under your bed?

It is a great idea to put a rug under the bed in terms of styling and your health.

If you have installed a carpet in the whole room, adding up a rug in between the room that goes under the bed can add up the whole room’s texture. Even on the naked floor, if you are placing a large rug so that the bed comes over it, it offers a great look to the room.

Placing a rug under the bed can offer you health benefits too. Imagine those winter mornings when you get out of your blanket, and then you land upon a chilled floor. When you have a rug under your bed that extends out, you can softly land on the rug and then can get prepared to explore your day.

Bedroom area rugs
Bedroom area rugs

Can you put a rug on the rug in the bedroom?

Why do you have to limit the rugs to the living room when you can have them in the bedroom too?

The bedroom is the place that should reflect comfort and coziness. Adding up rugs to the bedroom perfectly serves the purpose.

Also, if you have installed carpet for comfort, you can install rugs over them to provide extra protection to the floor and protect the carpet from dust and dirt.

Of course, adding up the right rugs on the carpet or the floor directly adds texture and design to the room.

Rug on the rug in the bedroom
Rug on the rug in the bedroom

Will a 5×7 rug fit under a queen bed?

The rug experts mention the rule that placing a rug under your bed should extend at least 18 inches from all sides. If it is a bigger room, it can be more also.

Ideally, a queen size bed measures 5×7 feet. Hence, the rug you need to use under the bed should be at least 6×7 feet if it is a small room. You should surely have a rug of 7×8 feet for a queen-size bed in the case of an average room.

What size should my area rug be?

The size of the area rug has to be determined by two major factors.

  • If you are installing it in the entire flooring, you should make sure that there is at least 18 inches gap from the walls at all the room’s sides. 
  • If you are adding up the rug just under your bed, you should make sure that the rugs extend at least 18 inches from all the sides of the bed.
Bedroom area rugs
Bedroom area rugs

Hence, check the room’s size and the size of the bed first to determine the right size of the rug that you need.

Can a rug be too big for a room?

It is always ideal for getting an18 inches smaller rug on all sides than the room’s size.

If a rug is too big for a room, it creates an illusion of the room looking smaller than its usual size. If you are placing a large rug in an already bigger room, it is still fine. But do not make the mistake of installing a large rug in a room that is already smaller in size. 

If the area rug is very big, it will touch the walls of the room. This continuous friction with the walls can damage the edges of the rug.

Hence, you can install a big area rug in a room. But do not get a rug too big for the room.

Where should a rug be placed in a bedroom?

When you are installing area rugs in your bedroom, there are several places where you can install them. Here are some of the options.

  • If it is a small rug, you can place it at the foot of the bed.
  • Place the bed on the rug and let the rug extend out from the sides of the bed.
  • You can arrange the rugs at the sides of the bed.
  • Another way is to use the rugs to create a layer on the carpet of the room.
  • You can use these rugs to accentuate the furniture in the bedroom.

Carpets have a special place in bedroom interiors. Modern bedrooms have also been experimenting with rugs either in place of the carpets or along with it. Selecting the right rugs and placing them in the right place can seriously create wonders in your bedroom.